Woodbridge, NJ


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Woodbridge is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 19,505 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Woodbridge is the 99th largest community in New Jersey.

Woodbridge is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Woodbridge is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodbridge who work in office and administrative support (13.57%), management occupations (11.07%), and computer science and math (10.57%).

Also of interest is that Woodbridge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In Woodbridge, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.74 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Despite being a small town, Woodbridge has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The population of Woodbridge is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.19% of adults in Woodbridge have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Woodbridge in 2010 was $34,324, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,296 for a family of four. However, Woodbridge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Woodbridge is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Woodbridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Woodbridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Woodbridge also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.95% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Woodbridge include Irish, Polish, German, and Hungarian.

Woodbridge also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 31.92%.

The most common language spoken in Woodbridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hindi.